THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Scripture: Luke 16:1-3
In the parable of the unjust servant, Jesus judges a failure to engage! He begins to deal with those who are accused of wasting His goods. Are we wasting the anointing? The Greek word used for wasting is dia-skor-pid-zo and it means ‘to scatter abroad at will.’ There is a clear disconnect between doing God’s will versus doing one’s own will. The first major event that is revealed in Luke 16 is the change in leadership. Those who had an anointing were called to give an account and the first thing that happened was they lost their anointing. This is a very interesting parallel with Revelation 2 and the ascended Christ dealing with the church at Ephesus, declaring to them, “If you do not repent, I will take away your candlestick.” The passivity of the pastorate must cease! The judicial Hand of God is coming first on the church in greater measure, and then in greater measure on the nations. Jesus always starts first in the church and we have arrived at that point. He has given grace to turn but that grace is quickly coming to an end. Watch Jesus reposition His people for greater impact this year.